What is it about?
The therapist and client present a case-study of their work. The client's experience of dissociated identity, or plural identity, is worked with in an inclusive way, honouring the humanity of the client, and of their individual parts of self. The client and therapist show, using transcripts and reflections, how they managed pivotal points in the therapy, and how they developed a model of inclusion, not integration.
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Why is it important?
This case study demonstrates that it is possible to work safely with plural selves, building a relationship between parts. The climate of this relationship is based in acceptance and justice. This research gives voice to the lived experience of plural identity (also termed dissociative identity disorder or DID, or DIDNOS). It also demonstrates how therapy and research can be co-produced, and that parts of self can also be included in co-production of therapy and research. It is the first research of its kind to be authored by parts of self..
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This page is a summary of: ‘And we are a human being’: Coproduced reflections on person‐centred psychotherapy in plural and dissociative identity, Psychotherapy and Politics International, February 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/ppi.1578.
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